I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review from TLC Book Tours, which was fabulous because, I mean, I was able to get a WALLY LAMB book!!! Score!
We Are Water by Wally Lamb is an emotional book about what it means to be a family. It is also a book of secrets.
Annie Oh is a famous artist who left her husband, Orion Oh, after over 20 years of marriage in order to marry her lover Vivica. Annie has some anger that fuels her art, coming from deep seeded secrets that no one knows.
Orion also has some anger. He’s angry that Annie left him, angry that she is going to remarry in their hometown. . . Then there’s Ariane, the goody goody daughter, and her twin brother Andrew who is born again, and their younger sister Marissa who is the struggling actress. All three siblings have their own secrets and life struggles to work out.
Annie’s approaching wedding brings the family together, and forces them to be honest with their secrets.
We Are Water by Wally Lamb is a more subtle read. I enjoyed it, and would recommend it to fans of his novels. However, I do have to say that She’s Come Undone and I Know This Much Is True were less subtle and really grabbed me.
I had a few issues with pieces of Lamb’s writing. Sometimes it was fabulous, but I wasn’t a fan of some of the stream of consciousness paragraphs, as well as there being parts of the book with way too much dialogue.
Here are the rest of the tour stops, and I bolded the ones you should especially take note of because I think the bloggers are extra awesome:
Wednesday, October 16th: Alison’s Book Marks
Thursday, October 17th: Read Lately
Friday, October 18th: The Little Reader Library
Monday, October 21st: A Bookish Way of Life
Tuesday, October 22nd: Girls Just Reading
Wednesday, October 23rd: The Well-Read Redhead
Thursday, October 24th: West Metro Mommy
Friday, October 25th: Drey’s Library
Monday, October 28th: Kritters Ramblings
Tuesday, October 29th: Bibliophiliac
Wednesday, October 30th: Booksie’s Blog
Thursday, October 31st: Lit and Life
Monday, November 4th: Book-alicious Mama
Tuesday, November 5th: BoundbyWords
Wednesday, November 6th: Books Speak Volumes
Thursday, November 7th: Book Hooked Blog
Friday, November 8th: Peeking Between the Pages
Tuesday, November 12th: Tiffany’s Bookshelf
Wednesday, November 13th: Turn the Page
Thursday, November 14th: Dolce Bellezza
Have you read anything by Wally Lamb?